We Hold Trucking Companies Accountable for Collisions

Large trucks move in and out of Connecticut at all hours of the day and night. Without these trucks, few of us would enjoy the choice of goods at grocery stores and big box retailers. Other trucks move trash or debris and support the city’s sanitation efforts.

Unfortunately, any collision with a large truck is dangerous. Those riding in smaller passenger vehicles often suffer horrifying injuries, some of which are fatal. If you or a loved one has been injured, contact Tehrani Law Group today. We may be able to help.

Which Trucks are Dangerous?

Some of the more dangerous trucks on the road in Glastonbury include:

  • Delivery trucks
  • Box trucks
  • Moving vans or U-Hauls
  • Semi-trucks or tractor-trailers
  • Dump trucks

These trucks might be owned by trucking companies or large corporations, and drivers could be employees or independent contractors. Some trucks, such as moving vans, are rented by our neighbors who are moving in or out of the city.

What Causes Truck Accidents?

Trucking is a difficult profession. It is also a dangerous industry. The federal government has closely regulated the industry for decades, passing detailed regulations that limit how many hours a trucker can be behind the wheel in a week and who can be hired in the first place. The government also requires physicals and regular drug testing.

Sadly, accidents continue to occur—with tragic results. In our experience, most of the crashes are caused by:

  • Distracted driving
  • Driver fatigue
  • Driver confusion
  • Cell phone use
  • Substance abuse
  • Failure to yield
  • Failure to check mirrors
  • Truck defect

It is not always obvious what caused an accident. Events can unfold very quickly, and motorists might be in so much pain they need an ambulance to whisk them to the hospital. As your attorney, we can survey the facts to pinpoint who is to blame for the accident that injured you.

Can You Receive Compensation for a Trucking Accident?

Yes. Truck accidents cause serious injuries to our clients. Because of their size and weight, these trucks can crush a smaller sedan. Some big rigs ride up onto the back of a smaller car or even roll on top of one. Our clients have suffered some horrifying injuries:

  • Fractures
  • Brain injuries
  • Neck injuries
  • Herniated discs
  • Back injuries
  • Spinal injuries
  • Nerve damage
  • Crush injuries
  • Paralysis

Accident victims require expensive medical treatment, surgery, and rehabilitation. Many victims have future medical needs to help them overcome a disability. Our clients should seek compensation for all medical care, past and future.

Other compensation can make up for lost income, lost wages, damage to a vehicle, and pain and suffering. Never agree to a settlement offer without first meeting with an attorney to review. In our experience, people do not think their injuries deserve as much compensation as they might receive.

Speak with a Trucking Accident Lawyer Today

The claims process following a truck accident is very different from the one motorists encounter after a car wreck. Questions of liability often arise, and different parties (like manufacturers or loaders) could be at fault. For assistance with your claim, please contact Tehrani Law Group today.